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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Salman Khurshid says India must accept China's growing influence

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... backyard as Beijing steps up its investments and diplomatic efforts in South Asia. New Delhi has been wary of growing Chinese influence around the Indian Ocean, where Beijing has forged ties ... of China's presence in many areas that we consider an exclusive playground for India and its friends. "China for instance would give a right arm to be in the Indian Ocean as comfortably as India ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India urges Asian unity in battle against pirates

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 06:56pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... heads of coastguard agencies from across Asia gathered in New Delhi. “The Indian government remains committed to the security of the Indian Ocean region by implementing international relations ... – could try to extend their range into the Indian Ocean. Pirates pose particular problems for the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago of 1,192 tiny coral islands best known for its upmarket ...

  3. Building blocks

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of pearls' strategy in the Indian Ocean, aimed at acquiring access and strategic bases along more than 10,00km of sea lanes. Sticking to Indian diplomacy's division of labour, Mrs Gandhi did ... the more credit, therefore, to the Italian-born leader of India's ruling Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, for painting the fundamentals of Sino-Indian relations in such stark terms during her ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Italian marines must face killings trial in India

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Singapore, crossing parts of the Indian Ocean where Somali pirates operate. Ajeesh Pink, 19, and the fishing boat's first mate, who used a single name, Valantine, 44, were killed in waters off ... of fishermen off the coast of India last year will be tried in a special court to be set up by the Indian government. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone have been detained in India since ...

  5. Fire up your imagination

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vishal says: 'There is no one Indian cuisine. The food that people eat depends on their caste, community and region. And within each region, there are differences.' Food in India can ... much of the north of the Indian subcontinent from the mid-1500s to the mid-1800s. The Mughals made the biggest impact on north Indian food with their Persian and Turkic styles of cooking, ...

  6. News - Asia

    Indian space head braced for tricky Mars challenge

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Delhi Launching a probe to Mars is no easy matter, says chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation The head of India’s space agency warned on Thursday ... mission next Tuesday when it is launched aboard a rocket from the Sriharikota space station on the Bay of Bengal. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), denied ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian security forces kill 14 Maoist rebels

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 06:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Bhubaneswar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bhubaneswar Security forces killed 14 Maoists in a firefight in eastern India on Saturday, police said, marking the latest bloodshed in a long conflict in which the rebels have been battling to overthrow the government. It was the ...

  8. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    Maldivian government denies India deal over Nasheed

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... democracy" in the nation of 330,00 Sunni Muslims and urged all to maintain "peace and calm". Nasheed, a pro-democracy campaigner, won the first free elections in 2008 in the Indian Ocean ... denied any deal to allow former president Mohamed Nasheed to end his refuge at the Indian embassy in the capital and resume election campaigning without fear of arrest. Presidential spokesman ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India and China: a developing tale

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Indian Ocean ambitions. So, too, is New Delhi's support for Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and his followers. Chinese dams being built upstream of the Brahmaputra River are causing concern about water supplies and Beijing is widely criticised for restricting market access to Indian companies. Although bilateral trade has increased 15-fold since economic ties were ...

  10. Nervous neighbours

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Drew Thompson

    ... leaders in India. Many of them point to China's investments in strategic infrastructure projects- such as seaports in the Indian Ocean- as evidence of Beijing's aspirations to expand its ... of Chinese military expansion in the Indian Ocean, China is clearly outstripping India politically and economically in the region. Kunming- China's gateway to Southeast Asia and host ...




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